Atlantis ‘Go’ for Rollout

According to, “After Friday’s rollout review meeting, NASA officials announced that repairs on the external tank on Space Shuttle Atlantis have been completed. The vehicle is scheduled to roll out to the launch pad on Wednesday, May 16 with first motion at 4 a.m. EDT.”

It’s neither my mission nor my orbiter (in case you were wondering), but it does mean that things are getting back on track after some serious delays. No one denies that the schedule for the remainder of the year is ambitious, but now we’re one step closer to making it reality. June 8th is the target launch date…so stay tuned!

Go, Atlantis, go! STS 117 patch


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